Samsung Galaxy S8 always-on home button and more revealed

There is a lot of rumors and leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S8 surfacing on the internet. Yesterday a video leaked showing the Samsung Galaxy S8. Also a high-res image of the Galaxy S8 wrapped in a case was leaked by slashleaks.

Here is the leaked video of Galaxy S8 by  slashleaks.

Also there were many photos of the S8 and S8+ side by side in the wild which showed the always-on display clearly along with the camera/iris sensor in the top left corner as well as a USB-C post instead of a traditional micro-usb.

The images, all at the bottom of the post, reveal a few of the new features we can expect from the upcoming smartphones. We see a IR Blaster, giving you the capability to use your phone as a universal remote. While this might be a sticker residue or just a placeholder sticker chances of this happening are very much. We also noticed the on-screen Home button that is visible at all times. This probably means that you’ll be able to turn on the display of the device just by tapping the button at the bottom of the screen. As a result this will be able to simulate earlier Samsung physical home button configuration for turning on screen.

Other than that the images doesn’t really tell us what we already don’t know. There is a strangely placed fingerprint sensor next to the camera module. You’ll find a USB-Type C port on the bottom along with a speaker and the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack. Looks like Samsung dosen’t want to ditch the traditional 3.5mm jack for a digital audio.

The power button and volume rocker are positioned on the left side, while the additional button rumored to offer quick access to Samsung’s digital assistant called Bixby can be found on the right side of the device. We can also see the large curved screen with small bezels, which Samsung is calling Infinity Display.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus reveal is just around the corner. Will Samsung redeem themselves after the Galaxy Note 7 mishap? Thee devices are to launch at 29th March at New York City event. Stay tuned.

Lalit Wadhwa

Tech Geek, BlackBerry Lover and a Engineer

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